Bacterial Nanowires for Organic Electronics
Hey, hope my first post is going where it needs to. That aside, I had an idea for a less conventional project: Biological electronics. In particular, using nanowires from Geobacter as components for self-powered logic gates and maybe even Arduino architecture micro-controllers. However, I'd need someone to culture E. coli to produce the nanowires (see linked paper). Also attached to the context is a document outlining the idea further.
Microelectronics currently requires costly infrastructure and specialized design skills. This greatly increases economic vulnerability and strategic dependencies, as well as removing the ability of an end-user to comprehend the device... By constructing logic gates of electrically sensitive microbes and proteins, a parallel computing architecture can be reconstructed without the need for costly, conventional cleanrooms and industrial facilities.
Happy to detail more if anyone is interested. Thanks!